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Perished Fuel Filler Cap Seal

Diesel or Petrol fuel filler caps are often located on an exposed area of horizontal deck or cockpit floor, particularly on sailing yachts. I recently performed a pre-purchase survey on a Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch, located at Woolverstone Marina, Ipswich. The image below shows the perished Fuel Filler Cap Seal of the starboard fuel tank of this motor-sailer. Note that…
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Pre-purchase Survey of Greenline 40 Yacht

This 2013 Greenline Yachts 40' was surveyed over a two day period. The first day of the pre-purchase survey included a sea trial in Chichester Harbour and The Solent. The second day was spent at Birdham Pool Marina, with the vessel lifted ashore. Although the boat was only five years old, there was still as…
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Pre-purchase Survey of Hallberg Rassy 49

Introduction to the Hallberg Rassy 49, designed by Enderlein & Rassy This cutter rigged Hallberg Rassy 49 was designed by Olle Enderlein & Christoph Rassy and built in 1989. A superb boat for long distance cruising, with lots of stowage space and long range capability. The classic flush teak-laid deck is uncluttered and the stow away cutter…
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